Please note that due to the subject matter of this project (death/grief) some of the images on this blog might be disturbing.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Grand Opening of The Hankie Project - Barratt Galleries 18th June at 6pm

Its June and the long awaited Hankie Project exhibition is opening at barratt galleries on the 18th at 6pm.

Six months ago I invited artists to submit a work on a handkerchief that responded in some way to death and grief. With over 100 works submitted from some 12 countries this exhibition has brought together an amazing array of work and collected stories.

You might need to bring a hankie! (or at least a tissue).

In the words of local participating artist Katka Adams "Grief can often be a very private lonely place, but by inviting every one in to share their stories and experiences by creating art work together, you have created a healing community.I have often felt that our culture and society is now missing a process or way of dealing with our grief. Every one is sort of left to do what ever they feel is right for them, but this can be confusing and difficult. Other cultures have strong traditions and customs which people follow and they feel they have dealt with the death of a loved one honourably and in the right way".

The image on the cover was submitted by the youngest participant - 4 year old Olli Shearman.

When: Opening Fri, 18th June at 6pm - Poetry and performance

Time: Gallery hours Wed to Sun 11am till 4pm

Cost: Gold coin donation

More Info: Call the gallery on (02) 6628 0297

This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Gordon Roger Milner Barratt. Love you dad.

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